Obituary of Gary Thomas Casupang
Gary Casupang, 67, of Las Vegas, NV, fought until his last breath when he passed away after his final roll of the dice. He came up lucky more times than most thought possible, but on Saturday February 19th, 2022 he crapped out. Gary was born at Tripler Army Medical Center to Claudio and Alice Casupang that were already blessed with his older brother and life long protector, Claudio Jr. Gary loved to use his resourcefulness to take whatever he had available to use for his own idea of fun. Even if that be the arm of his mother’s beloved Koa furniture as a horse or his little brothers Alan and Lyndon as wrestling partners. Because how else would you be able to be John Wayne and how could he resist making the living room into a full on wrestling ring? Don’t think his little sister Suzanne was safe from his imagination, as she was given the roll of referee or be the bad guy of the movie. Being the son of a soldier took the family to Puerto Rico a time in which Gary enjoyed playing football, where to him every game he played in was like the final scene from Rudy. The family eventually moved back to Hawaii and he graduated from Aiea High School. That as he liked to say is where he had taken AP calculus, albeit his transcripts failed to attest to that. His next move was to take his talents to join the Army where he got to travel to Germany, find his professional career as a radiology technician, and meet the women that would give him his favorite form of free entertainment, his kids. He loved to encourage Gary and Sherri perform the Korean drum routine and ask Jenesis to kick butt to Too Legit. He even indulged in the full family dance along song by Clarence Carter that Justin was particularly good at. He always made it a point to give his honest opinion with his kids talents, unsolicited or not. For instance when Chuckie thought she was going to be the next Benny Agbayani he didn’t hesitate to let her know the only similarity the two shared was the way they looked in baseball pants. Even if the truth hurt he had the best of intentions. This was epitomize when he doing everything in his power to keep all of his kids together to be raised by him as a single father. He brought his family to Las Vegas when he decided that he wanted to spend less time at work and more time enjoying life. Which for any gambling man included a bit of poker, BUFFALO, and his “I’m feeling lucky let’s go shoot some craps” enjoyment. He continued to thrive in his career in healthcare all along having his family grow with the addition of multiple grandkids. He loved to share with the next generation his gift for finding delight in such things as taking them to Fremont to enjoy the music and partake in people watching. He was never in short supply of ways to have fun including the mermaids at Silverton, the laser show at Sam’s town or making Filipino Sparkler out of Brillo pads and a little fire. Gary’s lessons on life may not have made any it easier, but it has made it a whole lot more memorable. He will live on with each of these memories and more. Gary was survived by Alice (mother), Claudio (brother), Suzanne (sister), Alan (brother), Lyndon (brother), Gary (son), Sherri (daughter), Justin (son), Jenesis (daughter), Joslynn (daughter), grandsons Demarco, Tre’vaun, Kainoa, Kekoa, Keola, Kingston, Kenese and granddaughters Marley, Mika and Irie. Funeral service will be held on March 19, 2022 at Kraft Sussman Funeral Services at 2pm. Burial service with full military honors in Hawaii at Punchbowl Memorial March 31, 2022 at 9:30am and a Celebration of Life is on Saturday April 2, 2022 at Nutridge Estate.